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Summary: Scholarly and Research Activity

June 2016

Academic Presentations

Bryan Evans. “The Framing of Innovation in the Public Service” (panellist).  68th IPAC National Annual Conference.  Toronto: Fairmont Royal York Hotel, 26-29 June 2016.

Andrea Migone (IPAC), Bryan Evans, Kathy Brock (Queen’s).  “There is method in this madness: Public service innovation as methodology.”  Presented in Session K7: Approaches to Public Administration and Public Policy at the 88th annual conference of the Canadian Political Science Association in the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.  Calgary: University of Calgary, 01 June 2016.

Bryan Evans. “Alternatives to the Low Wage Economy: Insights from Living Wage Movements in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom.”  Presented in the cross-listed session Moving Beyond the Low-Wage Economy: Strategies, Politics, and Politics for a Living Wage at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.  Calgary: University of Calgary, 01 June 2016.

  • Session A1 of the 3rd annual conference of the Canadian Association for Work and Labour Studies (CAWLS): Re-energizing Communities
  • Session E1 of the annual conference of the Society for Socialist Studies: Energizing Class Struggles: Race, Gender, Colonialism,

Cameron Anderson (UWO) and Michael McGregor.  “Issue Priming and National Identity: An Experimental Study.”  Presented in Session F9: Political Identities at the 88th annual conference of the Canadian Political Science Association in the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.  Calgary: University of Calgary, 01 June 2016.

Cheryl Collier (Windsor) and Tracey Raney.  “Sexual Harassment on the Hill: A Comparative Study of Westminster ‘Policies’ in Three Countries.”  Presented by Cheryl Collier in Session K10: Comparative Perspectives in Policy and Administration at the 88th annual conference of the Canadian Political Science Association in the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.  Calgary: University of Calgary, 01 June 2016.

Joanna Everitt (UNB) and Tracey Raney.  “Winning as a Woman, Winning as a Lesbian: Voter Attitudes toward Kathleen Wynne in the 2014 Ontario Election.”  Presented by Joanna Everitt in Session N6: LGBT People and Electoral Politics in Canada (1) at the 88th annual conference of the Canadian Political Science Association in the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.  Calgary: University of Calgary, 01 June 2016.

Daniel Rubenson and Chris Dawes (New York University).  “Running a Four Marathon is Good For Democracy.”  Presented in session 520, Collective Action, of the European Political Science Association annual meeting, Brussels, Belgium: 24 June 2016.

Peter Loewen (UofT), Daniel Rubenson Royce Koop (U of Manitoba) and Bill Cross (Carleton). “Heterogeneity in Local Candidate Effects: Evidence From a Large-Scale Election Study.”  Presented in session 701, Public Opinion Formation, at the European Political Science Association annual meeting, Brussels, Belgium: 23 June 2016.

John Shields.  “Canadian Immigration Policy, Newcomer Settlement and Toronto.” Presented to a group from the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at Wayne State University in Detroit.  Toronto: Ryerson University: 17 June 2016.

Charity-Ann Hannan [Doctoral Candidate, Policy Studies], Harald Bauder (Geography), and John Shields. “The Living Wage and the Extremely Precarious: The Case of ‘Illegalized’ Migrant Workers.” Presented in the cross-listed session Moving Beyond the Low-Wage Economy: Strategies, Politics, and Politics for a Living Wage at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.  Calgary: University of Calgary, 01 June 2016.

  • Session A1 of the 3rd annual conference of the Canadian Association for Work and Labour Studies (CAWLS): Re-energizing Communities
  • Session E1 of the annual conference of the Society for Socialist Studies: Energizing Class Struggles: Race, Gender, Colonialism

Myer Siemiatycki. “Responding to the Sharing Economy.”  Presented at The Sharing Economy & The Future of Work conference.  Toronto:  Ryerson University Centre for Labour Management Relations, 03 June 2016.

 

Awards

Three MPPA alumni were recipients of the Government of Ontario Amethyst Award for 2016. The awards recognise outstanding achievement by Ontario public servants.

  • Justin Zelasko (MA, 2011) won the Katherine Hewson Outstanding New Professional Award. Justin is Senior Policy Advisor, Stakeholder & Partner Relations Branch in the Prevention Office of the Ministry of Labour.  This award will resonate in the Department as Katherine Hewson was a member of the Advisory Council for several years.
  • Pamela Jewell (MA, 2013) was part of the Pan Am / Parapan Am Games Integrated Exercise Program Team, which was recognised with an award.  Pamela is Senior Policy Advisor, Prevention Office, Ministry of Labour.
  • Kristina Sannuto (MA, 2011) was part of the Regional Express Rail Investment Team, which was recognised with an award. Kristina is Senior Policy Advisor (Acting), Transit Infrastructure Policy Office, Ministry of Transportation.

See the news item on the website and, for further details see Amethyst Awards on the website.

Joan Andrew and Grace-Edward Galabuzi served on the 2016 Amethyst Awards Selection Committee.

Conference Participation

Bryan Evans was discussant in Session K10: Comparative Perspectives in Policy and Administration at the 88th annual conference of the Canadian Political Science Association in the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.  Calgary: University of Calgary, 01 June 2016.

Bryan Evans organized and chaired the joint sessions Moving Beyond the Low-Wage Economy: Strategies, Politics, and Politics for a Living Wage (I and II) at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.  Calgary: University of Calgary, 01 June 2016.  The sessions were cross-listed as

  • Sessions A1 and B1 of the 3rd annual conference of the Canadian Association for Work and Labour Studies (CAWLS): Re-energizing Communities; and
  • Sessions G2 and J1 of the annual conference of the Society for Socialist Studies: Energizing Class Struggles: Race, Gender, Colonialism.

Bryan Evans was discussant in Poster Session P1: Sara O’Sullivan (OLIP) “The habits of highly effective presentations: an analysis of the efficacy of public participation in legislative committees” at the 88th annual conference of the Canadian Political Science Association in the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.  Calgary: University of Calgary, 31 May 2016.

Bryan Evans was discussant in Poster Session P1: Alison Brown (OLIP) “Ontario’s ‘omnibus’ budget bills – reducing meaningful opposition or improving the government’s efficiency?” at the 88th annual conference of the Canadian Political Science Association in the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.  Calgary: University of Calgary, 31 May 2016.

Bryan Evans was discussant in Poster Session P1: Brittany Davis (OLIP) “Regulation and Oversight: And Investigation Into the Creation and Oversight of Regulations in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario” at the 88th annual conference of the Canadian Political Science Association in the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.  Calgary: University of Calgary, 31 May 2016.

Carlo Fanelli was a panelist in Session S3: The Economics and Politics of Austerity, Resistance and Alternatives at the annual conference of the Society for Socialist Studies: Energizing Class Struggles: Race, Gender, Colonialism in the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.  Calgary: University of Calgary, 03 June 2016.  The session featured the launch of his book, Megacity Malaise: Neoliberalism, Labour and Public Services.

John Shields was moderator of the panel “Social Innovation and Social Impact Bonds” at the  68th Annual National IPA Conference: Principles + Practices = Possibilities. Toronto, 26-29 June 2016.

Events

Janet Lum organized a working lunch: “Expanding Long-Term Care in the Community: Can It Be Done?” attended by 80 community participants and government policy makers. The event, held on Tuesday, June 14, 2016, in the Thomas Lounge at the Ryerson Student Centre, Ryerson University, was sponsored by her research network, Canadian Research Network for Care in the Community, and the Institute for Research in Public Policy based in Montreal.

Publications - Published

Patrice Dutil.  “The Imperative of a Referendum.”  Fraser Institute.  June 2016.

Patrice Dutil.  "Without a Referendum, Electoral Reform is Unconstitutional" (op. ed.). The Globe and Mail, 23 June 2016.

Patrice Dutil.  "How Ontario's Election Reforms Prop up Your Municipal Councillors" (op. ed.). Ottawa Citizen, 16 June 2016

Patrice Dutil. "Foreword" in Christopher Alcantara and Jen Nelles. A Quiet Evolution: The Emergence of Indigenous-Local Intergovernmental Partnerships in Canada. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2016.

Bryan Evans and Carlo Fanelli. “A Survey of the Living Wage Movement in Canada: Prospects and Challenges.”  Interface: A Journal For and About Social Movements 8:1 (2016.): 77-96.

Janet Lum, Bryan Evans and John Shields, “Co-constructing Performance Indicators in Home and Community Care: Assessing the Role of NGOs in Three Canadian Provinces”, Canadian Journal of Nonprofit and Social Economy Research/Revue canadienne de recherche sur les OBSL et l’économie sociale 7:1 (Spring 2016): 46-73. [This was reported as “accepted for publication” in the May 2016 Digest]

Sorpong Peou. “Building an Asia-Pacific Peace Community from a Human Security Perspective.” Asian International Studies Review 17:1 (June 2016): 1-23.